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  • He was at home here, and he held his own royally in the badinage, bristling with slang and sharpness, that was always the preliminary to getting acquainted in these swift-moving affairs.

    Chapter 6

  • On July 19, three hikers were swept away by the swift-moving Merced River, which is swollen from melting snow.

    So far in 2011, fewer deaths in national parks

  • After making the steep, slippery and often spray-drenched climb along the aptly named Mist Trail to 317-foot-tall Vernal Fall, the trio crossed a metal guardrail placed to keep visitors away from the swift-moving water and were seen entering the water approximately 25 feet from the precipice, National Park Service spokesman Scott Gediman said.

    Three Yosemite hikers swept over falls presumed dead

  • First, oil prices surged as governments in North Africa and the Middle East faced swift-moving popular revolts.

    World's Woes Leave Lasting Scars

  • King's at the top of his game here, with smooth, swift-moving prose and a plot that won't stop twisting and surprising.

    REVIEW: Under the Dome by Stephen King

  • As if that wasn't a good enough hook to keep the reader interested, Butler's swift-moving prose expertly conveys the weight of the mystery and the surprising truth behind the well-drawn characters.

    REVIEW: Interzone #224

  • It was a classic formation that he had used at the Granicus—swift-moving cavalry on the wings to encircle the enemy, and the mass of the infantry in the center to stab and slash their way through the Persian lines.

    Alexander the Great

  • Before this swift-moving book is done, poor Jack will suffer further grisly injury at the hands of a quartet of young people bent on winning notoriety through a series of horrific crimes against society's weakest and most vulnerable members.

    Supernatural Suspense and Mundane Wonders

  • Foot-and-mouth disease, a swift-moving illness that has devastated South Korean livestock and damaged the country's food production, now appears to be out of control in North Korea.

    World Watch

  • The strategic rationale for swift-moving expeditionary forces, be they army or marines, airborne, infantry or special operations is self evident, given the likelihood of counter-terrorism, rapid reaction, disaster response or stability or security force assistance missions, he said.

    Gates Tells US Army to Take New Approach

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